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A Boy’s Will

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the scientific and natural allusions in Frost’s first collection, A Boy’s Will, which was published in 1913. The language and imagery in this collection are based on Frost’s ... More


Afterword

Bruce Clarke

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapters in this book have provided new insights into the study of science in modern poetry. They have proposed novel and detailed approaches for examining the function of scientific language ... More


Introduction

John Holmes

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter describes how this book aims to explain how twentieth and twenty-first century poets incorporated ideas from physics, chemistry, medicine and other scientific disciplines ... More


‘Strange Synthetic Perfumes’: Investigating Scientific Diction in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Michael H. Whitworth

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter looks at the function of scientific language in modern poetry and considers the question of what counts as scientific language in the first place by examining the reception evidence of ... More


Esotericism and Escape

C. Nicholas Serra

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay provides an overview of W. B. Yeats’s involvement with mystical, magical, and pseudo-scientific societies over the course of his lifetime, with emphasis on the goals of the Hermetic Order ... More


Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

John Holmes (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. This book focuses specifically on what poets in the twentieth and ... More


“One Must Be Scientific”: Natural History and Ecology in Mrs. Dalloway

Sarah Dunlap

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the themes of natural history and ecology in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway by placing Helena Parry's imperialistic approach to botany in contrast to Septimus Smith's sense of ... More


‘Accidental Variations’: Darwinian Traces in Yeats's Poetry

Rónán McDonald

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how Darwinism impacted the works of W.B. Yeats, whose poetic philosophy is resolutely opposed to scientific thinking and materialism. Yeats' approach to history opposes the ... More


Reading Bishop Reading Darwin

Jonathan Ellis

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses how Elizabeth Bishop's appreciation for Darwin's writings figured in her poetry, and identifies a kinship of outlook and even literary character between the two. Bishop was ... More


The Function of Antagonism: Miroslav Holub and Roald Hoffmann

Helen Small

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the perceived antagonism between literature and science, focusing on the poetry of immunologist Miroslav Holub and chemist Roald Hoffmann. It discusses Holub's scientific ... More


The Poetics of Consilience: Edward O. Wilson and A. R. Ammons

John Barnie

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Edward O. Wilson in attempting to unify the knowledge of natural and social sciences using biology as a starting point. In Wilson's Consilience, he proposes a ... More


Poetry, Science and the Contemporary University

Robert Crawford

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes how the institutional context of contemporary university influences contemporary poets who teach literature and creative writing. It suggests that because the study of ... More


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